Construction Project Manager Field Guide

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When I first started my career in the construction industry I had no idea what a construction project manager was or did. So what exactly is a construction project manager and what do they do on a project? What Does a Construction Project Manager Do?

Ten Tips For Project Management Success

Contractor Bookkeeping

On the surface, project management is a straightforward task. You set requirements for a project, get the right people, monitor the work and everything gets done on time. Well, it is more complicated than that and in reality, most projects managers are harassed a lot.

Rethinking Traditional Construction Project Management—Part 1 of 5

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Editor’s Note: This is Part 1 of a five-part series on Construction Project Management. The lifeblood of any construction company is the construction project itself. How those projects are managed can make or break the company. That makes project managers (or in some companies, project sponsors who oversee teams of project managers) arguably the most important role in an organization.

Construction Project Managers Go Mobile

Carol Hagen

Update September 27, 2010: Project Manager views Job Alerts on iPad using Corecon Mobile. Update: Project Manager uses iPhone to access construction documentation. Construction Project Managers main line of communication is their mobile device. Project Leads.

5 Steps to Project Management

Construction Equipment

What is Project Management? Following a worker’s certification issued by the Project Management Institute (PMI), it’s a project manager’s job to dictate how to lay out, manage, and execute a project.

Empowering Project Management Professionals Through Technology—Part 2 of 5

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Editor’s Note: This is Part 2 of a five-part series on Construction Project Management. Last week, we talked about the complexity of construction projects and the role of the project manager in managing the processes behind them. While the lifeblood of the construction company is the construction project, the lifeblood of the project is the people working on it. Hire bad people to manage and build the project?

Are You Still Using Spreadsheets for Project Management?

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To keep things organized, most contractors use technology in some capacity to facilitate day-to-day workflows for project management , scheduling, accounting , estimating and more. For project management specifically, 46.1 The report points out that companies often use multiple technologies to manage projects, which can result in duplicate data entry as people move information from a spreadsheet to software or from email to a spreadsheet.

Top Everyday Project Management Practices For Success

Contractor Bookkeeping

Are you happy with the current progress of your construction projects? Do you successfully finish your projects ahead of schedule and under assigned budget? Good project management skills are essential for any project manager.

How The Cloud Is Enabling Smarter Project Management—Part 4 of 5

Surveyor

Editor’s Note: This is Part 4 of a five-part series on Construction Project Management. Over the past three weeks, we’ve looked at complex construction projects, the people that run them and the technology tools they use. While having the best people in place, working together well and using the latest tools is critical, the construction project can still suffer if the data being tracked and reviewed is days or even weeks old.

Construction Project Management Questions and Answers

Carol Hagen

Construction project management has many sources for great content. Software vendors, certification programs and forums abound that focus on the project manager and they create great content.

Project Managers: Learn to Maximize Your Software Use at Collaborate 2018

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Project Managers: Learn to Maximize Your Software Use at Collaborate 2018. If there’s one role touching virtually all aspects of construction operations, it’s the project manager. We’ve put together 63 sessions specific to construction project management.

Collaborative Project Management

Contractor Magazine

What if there existed an industry network that created an entirely different form of collaboration

Continuous Job Cost and Billing Data for Project Managers

Surveyor

Viewpoint Team improves project manager data self-sufficiency by providing job cost and billing actuals data without jumping to another application. Although project managers have broad responsibilities, keeping track of job financials is key.

Top 5 Strategy Tips to Project Management Success

Contractor Bookkeeping

Managing an entire project on your own can be overwhelming. We will provide you 5 strategy tips to project management success that might save you from going insane! Project Management Project Management For Construction

Rethinking Traditional Construction Project Management—Part 1 of 5

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Project Management Versus Construction Project Management

The 10 Questions You Should Ask When Considering Project Management Software—Part 5 of 5

Surveyor

Editor’s Note: This is the final installment in a five-part series on Construction Project Management — how innovative technologies and software are helping project managers streamline processes to build faster, smarter projects. While many project managers today are still utilizing manual processes or working with significantly outdated software, it is becoming clear that this is less of a matter of choice.

Construction Project Manager Infographic

Geniebelt

This construction project manager infographic shows, that construction projects vary, depending on whether they’re commercial, residential, institutional, agricultural, industrial or heavy civil projects. The construction project manager infographic.

Project Management + Sustainability: FAQ

Stok

“What will it take to achieve the sustainability goals of our project?” As stok’s Project Management team , this question comes across our desks at a steady cadence. Determine what’s truly important to the project.

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Invaluable Advice for Project Management Success In 2018

Contractor Bookkeeping

When it comes to project management, techniques are generally shaped by a mix of what is trendy and what is traditional in a given enterprise environment. Today's Guest Article Is From Alyssa Johnson. Professional Academic Writer, Blogger, And Coach.

Project Management Technology Tools Helping Contractors Modernize, Streamline Operations—Part 3 of 5

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Editor’s Note: This is Part 3 of a five-part series on Construction Project Management. Previously, we looked at the complexity of construction projects and the importance of the folks working on project teams—especially the project manager who has to keep all people and processes moving on a daily basis. Construction project managers probably relate to that statement more that anyone. Tech Tools for Better Construction Management.

Commercial Construction Project Management Trends: How to Survive the Incredible Shrinking Timeline

Commercial Construction

Today, we push to build out a restaurant in 22 weeks instead of the 30 that used to be typical, and our target turnaround for a hotel project has gone from 10 to 12 months to an 8- to 10-month timeframe. Invest in detailed project plans. Construction News and Trends project timelines

PROJECT MANAGER & PROJECT MANAGEMENT

The Constructor

A project is a temporary endeavor undertaken to achieve a particular aim. At the most basic level, a project is actually the response to a need, the. Construction Construction Management

Project Management Survey

Collaborative Construction

I completed the survey and it reminded me of the pain points project managers, with boots on the ground, experience when it comes to day to day operations. Construction Project Management Survey Welcome to the Collaborative Revolution!

PROJECT MANAGEMENT TERMS & DEFINITIONS

The Constructor

Microsoft Project is a project management system, which assist the project managers to execute and control the project activities effectively in. Construction Construction Management Management Project Management

Project Managers Driving Demand for Better, Faster Construction Data

Surveyor

We teamed up with Dodge Data & Analytics to produce an extensive industry report on Improving Performance with Project Data

8 Personality Traits of a Great Construction Project Manager

Geniebelt

Being a Construction Project Manager is an extremely rewarding career. If you are considering a career in construction project management, then you will need some qualifications and you’ll need to demonstrate some experience.

WEBINAR: Project Management Solutions

Contractor Magazine

Join us for this exclusive webinar, sponsored by simPRO, on November 12th at 2:00PM Eastern

Optimizing Safety Through Project Management

Geniebelt

Effective project management plays a critical role in the success of any venture. Without it, projects flounder, delays ensue, and most importantly, a company’s reputation can be at risk. Guest Posts construction project guest post project management safety

Construction Project Management Processes: Everything You Need to Know

Geniebelt

Project management is the basis on which every construction project is founded. A construction project manager has to obtain a variety of skills and competences in order to navigate through the project and to establish a functional connection with the numerous teams.

LEAN Project Management for Best Value Construction Delivery

Job Order Contracting

Building in Cloud OpenJOC(TM) 4BT-PE is an innovative collaborative software solution that successfully integrates proven LEAN project management and construction project delivery processes. LEAN Project Management

FOUR PHASES OF PROJECT MANAGEMENT

The Constructor

There are four phases of project management which are required to manage projects efficiently on quality, time and costs. Defining and organizing the project: Defining project is the first step in the project management process.

ProContractor 3.11 Project Management Enhancements

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Page Break Reporting Option

5 Rules for Smooth Construction Project Management

Geniebelt

As a manager, organiser or contractor of construction projects, there are a lot of roles that you have to fulfil, sometimes multiple roles per day. Guest Posts construction management construction project management guest post tips

The 6 Best Construction Project Management Books to Learn From

Contractor Bookkeeping

Being a manager, especially in such a challenging industry as construction, can be very demanding. Today's Guest Article Is From Laura Buckler. You have to look confident, even in situations when you are not that familiar with the topic or don’t really know how to handle certain situations.

Xoom for the Construction Project Manager

Carol Hagen

For instance, Corecon, a construction project management and estimating system. Their Corecon mobile login provides the project manager access to his projects, job financials, documentation, correspondence, contacts, etc and a way to update directly from the field. Here’s a video showing a few project management functions on the Xoom: It works well on all the other popular platforms too like Android, iPhone, iPad and Blackberry.

Utilize real-time data to improve project management

Construction Dive

With the connected jobsite slowly becoming the norm, the importance of jobsite automation software continues to rise

ROLE OF A PROJECT MANAGER

The Constructor

Role of Project Manager The responsibility of project manager to make sure that the customer is satisfied and the work scope is completed in a. Construction Construction Management Construction Project Project Management

Commercial Construction Project Management: Managing What You Don’t Control

Commercial Construction

I wouldn’t go so far as to call myself a control freak, but as a national general contractor, it’s part of the job description to be the one calling the shots and telling everyone what to do on a complex commercial construction project.

Straddling the Project Management Fence

Surveyor

So when a project manager friend of mine and I were talking recently and he said that he spends much of his day straddling the fence, I was confused since this particular individual happens to be fairly opinionated. Construction Management with John Chaney

Keys to Effective Project Management

Construction Business Owner

Effective project management starts well before construction begins. With meticulous preplanning during the estimating stage, followed by strategic thinking during the job itself, a company’s project management team can ensure project success